Reasons to smile.
The bin men solemnly bowing as they are applauded in the street.
The incredulity of the Amazon delivery man as he delivers our regular (four times a year order) of … toilet rolls.
A 10 litre tub of magnolia paint (this definitely doesn’t make the rest of the household happy!).
And a family, the two young children with scooters, who slowly, so slowly, walk down our road on the way from the park.
God of us all,
as we recalibrate our lives
to fill the empty days
to smile with strangers on our solitary walks,
to put a smile in our voice as we telephone old friends,
to smile with supermarket staff
and the home delivery drivers.